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Happy 90th birthday to our namesake, Bernie Marcus
Another extraordinary year of an extraordinary life

Join us in celebrating Bernie Marcus turning 90 and thanking him for his continued support of Marcus Autism Center throughout the years.

Founded by Bernie in 1991, Marcus Autism Center, now a part of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, has a wide-reaching impact on children and families, conducting game-changing research to advance early diagnosis. 

Thanks to Bernie and his foundation, we are expanding our reach to kids with autism around the world; we are giving kids specialized care as early as possible, as our research shows early diagnosis and intervention can have a significant, positive impact on kids and we are transforming the future of autism through innovative research.

We are more committed and confident than ever before that our vision for every child to reach their full potential is within reach as a direct result of Bernie's dedication and philanthropic investment.

"Prior to the Marcus Autism Center, we couldn’t function at home. Our son, Gavi, didn’t acknowledge his younger brother, and they never played together. Today, they are best buddies.
- Lauren, Mother to 9-year-old Gavi"

The depth of Bernie’s philanthropy has impacted the lives of so many in our city. Their voices speak to Atlanta’s collective desire to thank Bernie for his generosity, but also to amplify the spirit he has inspired in us all. It is to this end and to honor Bernie’s 90th birthday that our community comes together to raise much needed funds to advance four organizations close to Bernie’s heart. Bernie, his family and his foundation have given hope, healing and inspiration to millions, and likely many, many more yet to come. Happy birthday, Bernie!

Thanks to our generous supporters

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Mr. and Mrs. F. Duane Ackerman
Frank and Liz Blake
Jeff Boyd
Ron and Lisa Brill Family Charitable Trust
J. Frank Brown
Marc and Robin Brown
Coca-Cola Foundation
Berry R. Cox Family Foundation
Jay and Ann Davis
Ted and Cathy Decker
Delta Air Lines Foundation
The Holly Lane Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation
Jeanine and Jeff Huebner
Scott and Jenii Jacobson
Bill and Cheri Lennie
Arnold J. Marcus
Fred and Nancy Marcus
Craig and Dawn Menear
Julian and Anita Saul
Linda Saul Schejola
Tom Taylor Family Foundation
Carol and Ramon Tomé
UPS Foundation
Waffle House, Inc.
Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation